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Higher-level maths is a subject where boys typically secure more top grades than girls. This pattern was reversed under estimated grades this year.  Photograph: iStock

There is evidence of “unconscious bias” in favour of girls in the estimated marks provided by schools for this year’s Leaving Cert students, according(...)

Conor Walsh: ‘The Government had obviously looked at Irish universities but hadn’t thought about people who wanted to go further afield’

A student who received eight H1 grades in his Leaving Certificate has said that a decision not to publish the results until September 3rd nearly (...)

Some are beginning to question the real value of these record-breaking higher grades. File photograph

“We’re thrilled with the results – they are record-breaking,” beamed Yvonne O’Toole, principal of the Institute of Education in Dublin, shortly after (...)

Patricia Shevel-Bleikss (16), who received nine H1 results in her Leaving Cert. Photograph: Fennells Photography

Patricia Shevel-Bleikss (16) from Artane in Dublin said she could not believe her eyes when she checked her results online on Friday morning to find s(...)

The  Leaving Cert class of 2021 will benefit from being given the only hybrid exam structure in the world when they collect their results today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

1. A record-breaking year for the class of 2021 The demand by representatives of the Leaving Cert class of 2021 to be given the only hybrid exam struc(...)

Leaving Cert results this year have climbed to a record high with more students than ever securing top grades.

This is an exam year like no other. Students who get their Leaving Cert results today have been through 18 months of turbulence, lockdowns and school(...)

Students this year had the choice of sitting written exams, opting for “accredited grades” or both. Students will automatically be credited with the better of the two results

So when exactly will students get to see their Leaving Cert results? Tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students will be able to access their results (...)

Applicants who are receiving an offer today include those who are being offered a place on the four-year graduate entry medicine programme. Photograph: iStock

A further 4,820 applicants to the CAO for places in colleges for the coming academic year will receive offers of places on courses on Thursday morning(...)

The politics and society paper was strong, topical and focused on the pandemic, teachers have said.

The politics and society paper was strong, topical and focused on the pandemic, teachers have said. Paul McAndrew and Dr Jerome Devitt, politics and (...)

The Leaving Cert classical studies paper was fair, balanced and allowed students to play to their strengths, teachers said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Leaving Cert classical studies paper was fair, balanced and allowed students play to their strengths, teachers have said. Tadhg McHugh, a classic(...)

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